So Google has bundled their Google Chat instant message software with their popular mail client, Gmail, so now you can easily chat with your “buddies” even if you don’t have GTalk up an running. That’s exactly what happened to me this morning when my cousin Nathan IM’d me from Japan:
8:10 AM Nathan: you are online now? if this is going to your gmail account thingy I dont like that, because it sucks 8:11 AM I am guessing you are at work? I am home, got a jabber thing working in iChat you were in my buddy list I am going back to America next week... 8:12 AM fuuuu...honestly, don't want to go!!! me: no, I'm at home Nathan: ahhh me: for about an hour before I go to work Nathan: heading to workd me: soon Nathan: ahh I see 8:13 AM me: we run late here Nathan: are you in the gmail...via the browser me: no worries - it's tv yep, in Firefox Nathan: doesnt it suck I hate it me: not really the chat app looks nice Nathan: I have the iChat jabber thing working me: cool Nathan: really maybe the windows thing is cool 8:14 AM me: it's very simple and sparse rounded edges very "Mac" Nathan: the pop up in the browser me: yep Nathan: is yuck to me me: could be worse different strokes Nathan: true anyhow I am giong to be in NC next week me: killer Nathan: 9 thur 19 hmmmm... me: yeah 8:15 AM we'd love to see you Nathan: 9 and 10 busy 12 sunday I will be in South Carolina seeing Grandparents me: SC is closer Nathan: Myrt Beach me: fun Nathan: I want to talk to you about vloggin 8:16 AM g me: please do I'm trying to start that vlog @ work not going so hot bought some software VlogIt! have a webcam Nathan: my stuff might be on an Aussie TV station 2 times a month! me: done some ruff stuff WOW! Nathan: yeah VlogIT me: Australian TV cool Nathan: yeah, they called me me: you're already "internet famous" 8:17 AM Nathan: said I have a very relaxed way of showing japan me: I was in an article in the Atlanta paper last week yeah, you do Nathan: true, I might be paying dreamhost soon LOST me: you make me want to visit Japan Nathan: I heard I heard PLEASE FRACKING COME me: That's so exciting for you Aussie TV 8:18 AM WOW! Nathan: yeah, I am meeting the Aussie girl on Monday she happens to be in Fukuoka to 4 days! I will let you know me: please do Nathan: it will only up the production of Bicycle me: no kidding Nathan: which is a part time job in itseld but I love it 8:19 AM me: i can only imagine it shows your love, i mean, it's apparent Nathan: anyhow, what is you tele? thanks on a side note....buy a mac!!! 8:20 AM me: convincing Jenn to get a Mac hopefully Nathan: however, that new mini wont run FCP iMac is the way to go me: my cell: xxx.xxx.xxxx cool good advice Nathan: got it I love my iMac to death and I work it to death!! me: yeah, i'm close to a purchase my old PC is dying 8:21 AM Nathan: you will be in heaven me: I may try to hold out until my bday in October Nathan: mac paradise me: ha! Nathan: yeah me: ok gotta go Nathan: apple is sneaking ok me: Jenn is calling me Nathan: great chatting ! me: help Rae get ready for schoot Nathan: peace me: you too! bye!
Did you catch the big announcement buried in my long, boring conversation? Nate’s vlog is going to be a recurring feature on some Australian TV network!
He’s in the States soon and we’re going to try and get together to chat in person about Vlogs, blogs, Japan, Macs and beer. Or maybe we’ll just drink the beer!